If you haven’t picked up on it yet, it’s CrossFit Open season!! The 2016 Open starts February 25th and will run for 5 weeks. The CrossFit Open is a worldwide CrossFit competition that is aimed at finding the fittest on earth. Here at CrossFit Junction it is our aim to push you outside your comfort zone, to help you be the best athlete you can be. This event is a great experience for everyone who participates. There is an Rx’d division and a scaled division making it fun for athletes at all levels and abilities, no matter where you are in your fitness journey. We highly encourage everyone to sign up and participate. You can track your progress over the years and see where you stand against other CrossFitters just like you from around the world. Registration is $20 and can be done at games.crossfit.com. If you have participated in previous years you will be able to see how you have grown since then. If you have never participated, then now is the time!
In addition to registering for the crossfit.com event we will be running an in-house competition. For a $10 entry fee, members will be given the opportunity to compete for weekly prizes. Prizes will be awarded for various benchmark achievements, determined according to what the workout is each week. It is our goal to get each and every member outside of their comfort zone so prize-winning categories will be ones that can be achieved by anyone in the gym. We will be doing the Open workouts in the normal Friday classes anyway, so why not register and be part of the intramural fun. To register please get money to Amber by Wednesday, February 24th.
The Open workouts will be on Friday evenings from 5:00 – 8:00 (first heat starting at 5:30). To accommodate this we will be canceling the normal Friday afternoon classes at 4:30pm and 5:30pm as well as the foundations classes at 6:30pm. We will be traveling to other CrossFit gyms in Grand Junction, with each box hosting a Friday night event. While we will still be doing the workouts as part of our regular programming, we highly encourage everyone to attend these Friday Night events. This is a great opportunity to check out other cultures and vibes and part of growing and improving as an athlete and competitor is getting out of your comfort zone.
In addition to the Friday Night Events, CFJ will be holding a second session to hit up your Open workouts on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 – 3:00pm. These two sessions are the only times we can guarantee you will have unlimited access to the necessary equipment and judges for the Open workouts. If necessary we will do our best to accommodate other times to do the Open workouts, but we cannot guarantee availability of equipment or judges as our normal classes will take precedence.
We are looking forward to an awesome Open this year at CFJ!!